research paper on how the social service agencies are required to reduce school violence incidents in america.
Need an research paper on how the social service agencies are required to reduce school violence incidents in america. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. The reason for increased school violence can be attributed to many things. However, the major reason seems to be the students’ permission to carry guns when they enter school campuses. Politicians, sociologists and ordinary people have different opinions about gun control on school campuses. Advocates of gun control believe that students should not be allowed to carry a gun to schools since schools are institutions intended for education, not for violence.
On the other hand, critics of gun control argue that government and public agencies failed miserably to ensure protection and security to the life and properties of people. Therefore students should be allowed to carry guns to school to protect themselves. This paper analyses this problem from different angles and provides some solutions.
The second amendment in the United States’ constitution protects the right of individuals to bear arms. Self-defense is accepted as a human right in America. However, the wisdom of allowing immature students to handle a gun like dangerous weapons cannot be justified under any circumstances. Even though President Obama expressed deep concerns about the gun control laws in America after the Sandy Hook massacre, his earlier stands were neither in favor nor against the strengthening of gun control laws in America. According to Obama, “the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but he also identifies with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures” (O’Connor). Even Obama is not clear in his views about the prohibition of guns on school campuses.
It should be noted that America is a country in which human rights are valued very much. Any attempts made by the government to restrict guns in schools may bring a lot of criticism regarding human rights violations. That is why Obama, like politicians, are taking cautious approaches while dealing with school violence incidents. According to Sen. John McCain, “residents across America should be able to exercise their constitutional right to have access to firearms to protect themselves”(Marimmow). In short, the Second Amendment in the constitution seems to be working against gun control advocates’ interests.